Advanced LASIK Technology
Our refractive surgeon performs LASIK surgery using IntraLase™ FS technology, which is 100% blade-free. Patients not previously eligible for LASIK surgery may now be eligible given the precision and accuracy of the IFS technology available at our Little Rock laser eye center.
When performing bladeless LASIK, the LASIK surgeon uses a gentle laser to create the corneal flap. This technology allows the LASIK surgeon to better customize the corneal flap for each patient. As the name implies, no blades are used in this kind of laser eye surgery.
How Bladeless LASIK Works
- Custom diagnosis (before the procedure)
- Custom corneal flap (Bladeless LASIK)
- Custom vision treatment (Wavefront guided LASIK)
LASIK is an excellent choice for many patients. Custom LASIK is a laser vision correction procedure that helps your LASIK surgeon further customize the correction to your individual eyes. LASIK surgeons are able to focus on the quantity as well as the quality of your vision. Custom LASIK may result in vision clearer and sharper than ever before.
How Custom LASIK Works
Custom LASIK uses Wavefront Technology to measure the way light travels through your eye. This technology performs a detailed analysis of your eye that examines the entire optical system. The instrument used provides information about the unique visual characteristics of your eye, allowing for an additional level of data about your vision. This, in turn,enables your LASIK surgeon to further customize your vision correction. The data is used to guide the laser during your Custom LASIK laser vision correction procedure for optimal results.
About Visual Aberrations
Several types of visual imperfections, referred to as lower- and higher-order aberrations, exist within the eye. These imperfections can affect both the sharpness (acuity) and quality of vision.
Lower-order aberrations commonly measured and treated with LASIK include:
Higher-order aberrations cannot be corrected with glasses, contact lenses, or LASIK treatments. In fact, some researchers have found that such imperfections may actually be increased by conventional (non-customized) laser eye surgery.
About Wavefront Technology
Wavefront analyzers measure aberrations in your eyes. A perfect wavefront is completely flat. When light rays enter the eye and pass through the different structures inside, the wavefront surface changes, taking on a shape unique to that eye. These variations are called wavefront errors.
The wavefront analyzer’s software performs complicated measurements and presents a visual representation of how light is bent by your eye for the surgeon to evaluate. Data from this process is transferred to the laser and used by your surgeon to create a treatment plan for your refractive error including both low and higher-order aberrations. Treating a LASIK laser eye surgery patient with the information taken from the wavefront analyzer can result in greater clarity of vision and fewer complaints of glare or night halos.